Install Ravada

Requirements

OS

Ravada works in any Linux distribution but we only support the package for Ubuntu , Debian and Fedora server.

You can also install Ravada using Docker.

Hardware

It depends on the number and type of virtual machines. For common scenarios server memory, storage and network bandwidth are the most critical requirements.

Memory

RAM is the main issue. Multiply the number of concurrent workstations by the amount of memory each one requires and that is the total RAM the server must have. However, recent virtualization improvements allow you to overcommit the memory.

Disks

The faster the disks, the better. Ravada uses incremental files for the disks images, so clones won’t require many space.

Read these recommendations if you want to buy a new dedicated server.

Install Ravada

Follow the detailed instructions in this section to install on different operating systems:

Ravada can be installed from package or using docker.

Follow this guide if you are only upgrading Ravada from a previous version already installed.

Client

The client must have a spice viewer such as virt-viewer. There is a package for linux and it can also be downloaded for windows.

Run

When Ravada is installed, learn how to run and use it.

Help

Struggling with the installation procedure ? We tried to make it easy but let us know if you need assistance.

There is also a troubleshooting page with common problems that admins may face.